July 23, 2019 – Latham, NY, USA – Marktech Optoelectronics, Inc. (www.marktechopto.com)(Marktech), a privately-held designer and manufacturer of standard and custom optoelectronics components and assemblies, including UV, visible, near-infrared, and short-wave infrared emitters, detectors, InP epiwafers, and other materials, for aerospace, automotive, industrial automation, in-laboratory R&D, medical, robotics, sensors, wearables, telecommunications, and other applications, today announced the achievement of its veteran-owned small business certification (VSOB).
This Marktech VSOB certification, awarded by the United States Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, via its Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE), follows the company’s successful completion of a nearly year-long stringent application process. Over the next three years, this certification affords Marktech new eligibility under the Veterans First Contracting Program for VA federal contracting opportunities and related set asides, and with subsequent potential for certification renewal.
Marktech is the only known U.S. optoelectronics manufacturer to currently have such a distinction.
Notes Marktech CEO, Mark Campito, “Speaking equally, as both a proud U.S. Navy veteran, who originally enlisted under the G.I. bill, and a proud 40-year veteran of the optoelectronics manufacturing industry, this certification brings with it a special sense of honor, as it combines both of those rewarding histories in a truly innovative way. Marktech looks forward to the prospect of new opportunities to grow our business with the federal government now afforded to us with this certification. At the same time, we remain grateful to the many OEMs who champion diversity initiatives within their supply chains, including for U.S. veteran-owned small businesses like ours.”
The VA’s Veterans First Verification Program affords verified firms which are owned and controlled by veterans and service-disabled veterans the opportunity to compete for VA set asides. During verification, the CVE verifies SDVOSBs/VOSBs according to the tenets found in Title 38 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 74 and 13 CFR Part 125 that address veteran eligibility, ownership, and control. In order to qualify for participation in the veterans First Contracting Program, eligible SDVOSBs/VOSBs must first be verified. Applicants are verified in four unique stages: intake, assessment, federal review and decision.
Founded in 1985, the Latham, New York-based Marktech Optoelectronics has built a strong industry pedigree for R&D excellence. As a renowned optoelectronics engineering, design, and test facility, Marktech’s unique core competencies are rooted in its proven capabilities to produce custom LEDs, detector components and assemblies in virtually any-sized quantity. Each Marktech product is designed and manufactured to customer exacting standards and is available with some of the industry’s most competitive lead times. The company’s engineering team also has the necessary full in-house capabilities to perform complete electrical and optical characteristics testing, as well as end-to-end examinations of all optical components, from die level to finished product designs.
In addition, Marktech is an authorized Solution Provider for Cree high-brightness LEDs and materials and is a member of AIM Photonics. For more information about Marktech and its available offerings, visit www.marktechopto.com.
Molly Bakewell Chamberlin
President / Industry Subject Matter Expert
Embassy Global, LLC